Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Paper Cupcake Toppers

Posted by bonz at 9:19 PM
There are a lot of decorating tips we can learn in making cupcakes.  These cupcake decorations makes the cupcakes more interesting to eat and especially to look at.


Cupcake Toppers are one of these, the non-edible cupcake toppers, and it is also very easy to make.  You can make variety of toppers according to your occasion, there a lot of designs you can try... from simple to more complex design if you like.  I am now sharing with you steps or instructions how to make a paper cupcake toppers:
Supplies Needed:
  • Scissors or Paper Punches
  • Cardstock
  • Photo paper or round label sheets
  • Glue, double-stick tape or pop-up glue dots
  • Lollipop stick, toothpick, Popsicle stick or wood skewer
  • Computer and printer
Paper Cupcake Topper Instructions:
  • Find an image or images you would like for your cupcake toppers. Print them out onto photo paper or cardstock. *You can also print your images onto round labels. If you use this method, you can skip the next step.
  • Punch out or cut out your images using scissors into whatever shape you would like. The most popular cupcake topper shapes are circles, scalloped, rectangle and square.
  • Select cardstock for your background and punch out or cut out that as well. *The background needs to be slightly larger than your image. So, if your image is 1", your background paper needs to be 1 1/2" or larger.
  • Attach a lollipop stick, toothpick, Popsicle stick or skewer using glue or foam dots to your cupcake topper. You can attach the stick to the back of the cardstock or in between the cardstock and image.
  • Optional: Embellish your paper cupcake toppers with ribbon, gems, die cuts shapes, cut outs, etc. Instead of two layers of matting, add 3 or more. The ideas are endless!

Looking all those arty cupcake toppers makes the cupcake more interesting!


sources: how to from squidoo.com; images from google image search

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